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  Definition of modern
  1. a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
  2. a contemporary person
  3. characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture
  4. used of a living language; being the current stage in its development; "Modern English"; "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"
  5. relating to a recently developed fashion or style; "their offices are in a modern skyscraper"; "tables in modernistic designs";
  6. belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages; "modern art"; "modern furniture"; "modern history"; "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"
  7. ahead of the times; "the advanced teaching methods"; "had advanced views on the subject"; "a forward-looking corporation"; "is British industry innovative enough?"
Similar Words: modern font, Bodoni, Bodoni font, Modern, New, mod, modernistic, advanced, forward-looking, innovative

 

See Also: current, late, new

 

Attributes: modernity, modernness, modernism, contemporaneity, contemporaneousness

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 现代   Dutch: modern  
Esperanto: moderna   Finnish: moderni  
French: moderne   German: modern  
Hungarian: modern   Italian: moderno  
Japanese: モダンな   Korean: 현대의  
Portuguese: moderno   Russian: современный  
Slovene: moderen   Spanish: moderno  
Swedish: modern   Telugu: ఆధునికం  
Turkish: çağdaş  
 
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